USF Hosts Nation's First College Women's Boxing Championship
Luke Runion, coach of the University of Maryland boxing club, says he's seen the number of women interested in the sport increase dramatically in the past decade.
"These boxers train very hard all year long," says Runion. "And for them to now have an equal platform to win a championship in women’s boxing, I think, elevates our sport to a level where quality is recognized. And the hard work -- there’s going to be some reward for that."
The new intercollegiate association started in the wake of last Summer’s Olympics, which featured women’s boxing for the first time. The event runs Thursday through Saturday.